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Case Study: Home-Schooled Ekim

Aslı Der, the beloved author of Sheroks the Little Witch (Küçük Cadı Şeroks) Trilogy, which became the bedside book hundreds of thousands of children, this time is taking her readers to a walk through the mysterious halls of the science world. With this fascinating fiction […]


Aslı Der

Aslı Der, skillfully bringing the depth of philosophy to children’s literature, makes the child reader to think about interaction of stories with real life, importance of language, power of dreams and the value of communication; while having fun with the very interesting characters, extraordinary settings and the fast moving fiction.

She was born in İstanbul in 1975. After graduating from Galatasaray Highschool, she completed her degree on philosophy at Boğaziçi University. She has many translations from English and French to Turkish. Her first children’s novel Sheroks the Little Witch […]

Children's Books (ages 8-12)
Young Adult Books (ages 12+)


Her first children’s novel Sheroks the Little Witch (Küçük Cadı Şeroks, 2001) brought her deep and rich knowledge of philosophy into children’s literature. Then, in sequel to her first book, she wrote Big Trap (Büyük Tuzak, 2007) and the book was awarded as IBBY Turkey Children’s Novel of the Year 2007.

She also took her extremely deserved place on International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour List in 2010.